a brand name of plastic containers, used especially for food preparation and storage.

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trademark a range of plastic containers used for storing food

Word Origin for Tupperware

C20: Tupper, US manufacturing company + ware 1
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Word Origin and History for tupperware



1956, trademark (reg. U.S.), from Earl S. Tupper, president of Tupper Corp., + ware. Patent claims use from 1950.

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